SPLENDID TURKEY TOUR

  • Duration: 9 Days / 8 Nights, departing on Wednesdays
  • Category: Historical & Boutique Hotels with 3 day gulet trip
  • Small Group Tour (2-20 passengers)
  • Nights: Istanbul (2), Assos (1), Kusadasi (2), onboard tourist class Gulet (3)
  • Start: Istanbul, Finish: Fethiye
  • Tour is guaranteed with a minimum of 2 passengers.
 
2015 Itinerary:
Day 1 Wednesday:    Istanbul
Upon your arrival, you will be met by our representative before transferring to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your own leisure.
 
Day 2 Thursday:        Istanbul
After breakfast at the hotel, a guided tour to Topkapi Palace, St. Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome and the Grand Bazaar. Tonight we will take you to Kumkapi Gypsy district famous with its street restaurants. We will have an authentic dinner here tasting various Turkish meze & local fishes. Finally we will try famous MaraƟ ice cream before returning to our hotel.The day ends with an overnight stay in Istanbul. (BD)
 
Day 3 Friday:            Gallipoli – Canakkale – Troy – Assos
After breakfast at the hotel, depart for Gallipoli and visit Anzac Cove, the Nek, Chunuk Bair, Lone Pine and 57th regiment memorial, then cross the Dardanelles and onto Troy, the site where the legendary Trojan War took place. Overnight stay in Assos. (BD)
 
Day 4 Saturday:         Pergamon – Kusadasi
After breakfast drive to Pergamon and visit Acropolis. Overnight stay in Kusadasi. (B,D)
 
Day 5 Sunday:           Ephesus – Sirince – Kusadasi
After breakfast, a short drive to visit Ephesus. Lunch in a nomadic tent in Selcuk to taste Turkish Gozleme. We continue to marvellous village of Sirince where you are able to experience one of the most beautiful villages in Turkey. You may be able to shop and taste delicious wines of the village. Return to Kusadasi for overnight stay. (B,L,D)
 
Day 6 Monday:           Embark Cruise from Marmaris
Transfer to Marmaris for boarding starting at 1530 from Marmaris Harbour. On the first day, the service starts on the boat with dinner and an overnight stay in Marmaris Port. Marmaris, which was built upon one of the antique Karian cities called Phyckos, has been under the rule of many different civilisations. The most valuable work of art that you can see today is Marmaris Castle dating from 1577. There is also a mosque and an 8-room caravansary covered with arches from the Ottoman Period. The ruins of the Antique times lie on Asar Hill; a small, low hill located on the northern side of the city. Being one of the best-known touristic places of Turkey, Marmaris has also a large marina. (BD)
 
Day 7 Tuesday:         Ekncik Gulf – Dalyan
After your breakfast, you will be informed about the cruise itinerary and the boat. The cruise will travel towards Ekincik Gulf. You may join our optional Dalyan tour from here. You will be taken from your yacht by a small boat called “piyade”. You will arrive at Caretta-Caretta (turtle) Beach and take a swimming break here. You will enjoy the natural beauty of the delta as you cruise along the river. See the ancient Rock Tombs and finally arrive at mud baths to relax and be rejuvenated. Dalyan, a fishing village, will be our final destination after we return to our yacht by piyade boat. Dinner and an overnight stay will be in the Gulf of Ekincik. (BLD)
 
Day 8 Wednesday:    Tersane Island – Sunken Turkish Bath – Kizi Island
Because of the wavy seas of Disibilmez and Kurtoglu that we have to cross, we will cruise earlier than the other days and reach the world-famous Fethiye Gulf. We will anchor at Tersane Island, a naturally protected harbour was used as the shipyard in Byzantine and Ottoman times, for breakfast and a swimming break. We will cruise to Manastir (Monastry) Bay. This place is known as Cleopatra Bay or Sunken Bath Bay due to the beautiful underwater ruins of an old bath. Dinner and an overnight. (BLD)
 
Day 9 Thursday:        Fethiye
Arrive in Fethiye Harbour early in the morning. Today there is an optional tour “Jeep Safari” to Oludeniz (Blue Lagoon). For those who will not join the safari the boat will cruise to Samanlik Bay for lunch and swimming. At around 1600 the boat will return to Ece Saray Marina, Fethiye for disembarkation. (B)
 
2015 DEPARTURE DATES
-Wednesdays-
Per Person
in Double
Single
August 19
September 2, 16
$2,357 $3,034
Inclusions: Listed hotels with private facilities (or similar standard equivalents), listed meals (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner), professional English speaking guides, museum entrance fees, air-conditioned vehicles, luggage handling, local taxes and service charges, arrival transfers from Ataturk Airport on first of the tour, and 4 day Gulet Cabin Charter.
 
2015 Hotels (or similar): Istanbul – The Peak, Assos – Nalihan, Kusadasi – Kismet/Double Tree Hilton, Denizli/Pamukkale – Lycus River/Tripolis, Gulet Cabin Charter Tourist Class
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